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HELLION – Announces New Contest And Free Download!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Hellion - Ann Boleyn - Maxxxwell Carlisle - 2015 - promo pic - Contest

From Hellion:

We just announced a new contest!  To enter, just tell us which cover song you’d like to hear Hellion record? The best 5 submissions will receive a Hellion prize pack. Enter your submissions here!

Also we just added the 1983 recording of Backstabber as a free download.  To get yours, go to the Official Hellion page, then look at the bottom right corner and click on the FREE button!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!







Pavement Music To Release Self-titled Album From Thrash Pioneers SONICK PLAGUE

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 3, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Sonick Plague - promo band pic - 2015 - #MOCTNIFHSLN03369

Pavement Music has announced a July 24 release for the self-titled, re-recorded and re-energized version of the 1988 debut from old-school thrash-masters Sonick Plague. Originally titled “What’s the Purpose,” this updated version of the album was recorded at the legendary Carriage House Studios and captures the powerful energy and grit of the origins of thrash metal.

Sonick Plauge are veterans (and some say) pioneers of the classic, thrash metal sound. This raw and lively sound originated in the hills of West Virginia in 1984. The lineup was solidified in Connecticut a few years later with founders Ken Cuccaro (drums) and Tim Meehan (guitars), along with Tony Teodoro (guitars) and Sean Donnelly (bass, vox).

Things started moving for Plague when they landed their first show at the legendary Anthrax in Norwalk, CT. Owners Shaun and Brian Sheriden signed the metal quartet to their own label (Anthrax Records) and the debut album, What’s the Purpose, was released in 1988. Immediately after the album’s release, Tim Meehan retreated south and (after an exhaustive search) was replaced by childhood friend Chuck Crilly (guitars). The band embarked on a self-supported tour and played alongside the likes of Death Angel, Voivod, Gwar, Pantera, Ludichrist, Crumbsuckers and many more. The tour took its toll on the guys and after a couple unsuccessful lineup changes, the band dissolved.

In 2012 Sonick Plague lost their beloved friend and brother Tony Teodoro. The tragic and untimely passing found Ken, Sean and Chuck talking again and soon back to their old musical form. Matt Dupre was recruited to round out the reformed band and a decision was made to re-record and release the debut album while they continue working on material for a follow-up.

Sonick Plague - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #033033MONS

Track List:

Street Wars

My Gun


I Don’t Want to Relax

View of Death

One Swift Kick

Misc Bullshit



Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:





Debut Album Of Finnish Metal Band BLACK .44 Is Completed, With Release Date Of August 28th 2015; Digisingle Releasing In July

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Black .44 - The Outlaw - promo album cover pic - 2015 - MO0222

BLACK .44 has been busy in the studio this spring. Their very first album is now ready and will be released on August 28th 2015 by Inverse Records. The album is called “No Blanks”. It contains 9 songs, which take the listener on a journey to the BLACK .44 world of strong riffs and feisty melodies. It’s spiced up with a pinch of southern metal and stoner vibes.

One of the songs, “The Outlaw”, will be available on July 24th 2015 as a digital download on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

“No Blanks” includes the following songs:

  1. Overcome
  2. Hometown Murderer
  3. The Red Saint
  4. Into the Grace
  5. Born Wrong
  6. The Outlaw
  7. The Eyes Above
  8. Shit Hits The Fan
  9. From Right to Wrong

More info:



Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO





MAGISTER TEMPLI – To Release ‘Into Duat’ On Cruz Del Sur Music In August

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Magister Templi - promo band photo - 2015 - #4408NIL

After having deeply explored the different aspects of Crowley’s philosophy on their previous releases Iao Sabao and Lucifer Leviathan Logos, Norwegian occult Heavy Metal band MAGISTER TEMPLI returns with its second full length, Into Duat, in which they focus thematically on some of the central myths and gods of Egyptian Mythology (“Duat” is the realm of the God Osiris).

Into Duat is targeted for release at the end of August, followed by an active live campaign, which will bring the band to play at the No Sleep Til Dublin Festival 2015 and afterwards on an European tour with Christian Mistress. Into Duat was recorded in Oslo between Evil Octopus and Sorcerer studios, with former band member Simon Aarset as technician.

As in their vinyl 7” release Nyarlathotep (2014), the band had moved even further away from their doom-inspired beginnings, towards a more open-minded musical experience strongly based on filthy traditional Heavy Metal. Heavy guitars, intense drumming and commanding vocals are key ingredients.

Track List:

  1. Creation
  2. The Lord of the Morning
  3. Osiris
  4. Horus the Avenger
  5. Anubis
  6. Sobek
  7. Slaying Apophis
  8. Destruction


For more info:

Magister Templi Facebook

Cruz Del Sur Music - Logo - B&W


Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

ClawHammer PR





On This Day In METAL History – July 1st… From BON JOVI To STRAIGHT LINE STITCH

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bon Jovi - debut album - cover spread promo - 1984 - #69MO9633LGG

On July 1st, 1983Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records. The following year, the debut and self-titled Bon Jovi album released, featuring the hit singles: Runaway and She Don’t Know Me. Holy smokes!

Iron Maiden - Maiden England - tour promo flyer - 2014 - #6933GALF

On July 1st, 2014 – On their Maiden England tour, the magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Herchesfeld in Roeser, Luxembourg. Run to the hills!

Straight Line Stitch - Transparency - promo CD flyer - 2015 - #3369MOGSNLB

On July 1st, 2015 – Tennessee’s Straight Line Stitch has their newly released Transparency EP ranked at #6, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Far out, man!

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album cover pic - 2015 - OFRGALOTMS

Butcher Babies - Take It Like A Man - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #9969HBBNAGAGOT

On July 1st, 2015Butcher Babies have their forthcoming studio album, Take It Like A Man, ranked at #11, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album will release on August 21st, 2015.


Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO




NASHVILLE PUSSY – On Tour With VALIENT THORR – August/September 2015

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Nashville Pussy - Valient Thorr - promo tour flyer - Summer 2015 - #3369MONLS

Check out the dates, cities and venues on the tour flyer above for some live Nashville Pussy! Valient Thorr joins Nashville Pussy for this tour on August 12th, in Ashville, North Carolina.


* For more Nashville Pussy:






BLOW THE SCENE Hosts PAWS Benefit Show July 10th: Mother Brain, Gut Feeling, Grin And Bear It, Die Choking, Drones For Queens To Perform

Posted in Metal, Music, rock music, news, charity events with tags , , , on June 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Blow The Scene - Paws Benefit Show - July 10 - 2015 - Philly - promo flyer

Next week, Philadelphia-based underground music, arts and activism webzine, Blow The Scene, will host its annual benefit show for PAWS – the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society – with a wide array of artists set to perform and a wealth of other activities confirmed.

Blow The Scene Presents A Night of Music / Art & Animal Love, set to take place next Friday, July 10th at The Pharmacy in South Philly. Sponsored by, Earsplit PR and Sit & Spin Records, the show will be used to collect donations to aid PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), and will include live performances from Mother Brain (Long Island grindcore champs), Gut Feeling (North Carolina hardcore act with members of Catharsis, Undying and more), Grin And Bear It (Cleveland powerhouse PV/punk), Dying (Philly XVX hardcore), Die Choking (Philly hyper grinders) and Drones For Queens (Philly shredders).

Additionally, an art show is part of the benefit, where many artists from all over the world are donating art prints that will be on display and for sale at this cash and carry event curated by Ryann Casey. Attendees will be able purchase rad art pieces for very reasonable prices. All monies collected from the art sales in addition to the $10 admittance fee will ALL be donated to PAWS!

Those not in the area can also take part in the benefit; people everywhere can donate and get awesome rewards from BlowTheScene including band pictures of your choice printed on METAL!

Check it all out and please support the fundraiser RIGHT HERE.

Also see the official event page HERE, an article on the bands performing at the show HERE.

Those attending please do not bring your pets to the event; as much as we’d love to see them, loud shows are not a healthy environment for animals with sensitive hearing.

Artists can also donate their works to the event. Donated art can be any work on paper (old or new) and should be unframed (all work will be hung with wire and/or T-pins). We are also asking that all pieces be no larger than 20×24 so we can plan space accordingly and should be priced reasonably (the max price is $50 since this is a cash and carry event). Because of the quantity of work going into this show, we are asking that everything be either dropped off or received by no later than Sunday July 5th.






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